Arnold Schwarzenegger Shows Off His ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Workout

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career may have spanned bodybuilding, movies and politics over the decades, but he will always be synonymous with a small handful of iconic characters. And aside from his turn as a stoic cyborg in the Terminator franchise, he is most famous for one of his earliest screen roles: the titular warrior from Conan the Barbarian.

In a new video on his Instagram, Schwarzenegger demonstrates his Barbarian-inspired workout, and proves to any doubters that he has still got it by skilfully recreating some of the sword choreography from the original movie. The whole thing is a tongue-in-cheek way of promoting a limited edition new “Bar-barian” T-shirt he is selling online, which combines Schwarzenegger’s beloved character with one of his other great passions in life: lifting weights. (The weights on Conan’s barbell, in this case, are the skulls of his enemies.)

This isn’t the first time Schwarzenegger has revisited Conan. While he has not played him since the early ’80s, he has frequently expressed his enthusiasm in the idea of reprising the role in a sequel, and has even pitched a King Conan movie to director John Milius, which would catch up with Conan as a ruler in his seventies. Unfortunately, issues regarding rights to the character have prevented Schwarzenegger from getting involved in the franchise again, and the character was rebooted in 2011 with Jason Momoa in the starring role.

It was announced last year that the property would be once again revived in a live-action Netflix original series, although details are thin on the ground. While it is expected that a new actor will play Conan, a Schwarzenegger cameo doesn’t feel like too much to ask for.

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at


What do you think?

139 Points
Upvote Downvote


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.